Beyond the Cusp

October 6, 2011

What’s Not Going Totally Wrong in the World?

Sometimes you sit down to write an article on the day and your head simply starts spinning bouncing from one bad situation to the next and you just want it to slow down and pick just one to write about. Usually, I manage to find that one focal point which I find interesting, perplexing, intriguing, cogent, or simply needful of a coherent explanation. As you have probably guessed, today is not going to be one of those days. Today we are going to take that ride through my spinning thoughts and attempt to, at the very least, try to make an intelligent observation or two at each stop along the way. So, buckle your seatbelts as it is likely to be a rocky ride.

We have the Take-Over Wall Street demonstrations breaking out in places outside of New York City. Occupy Oklahoma City and Occupy Tulsa movements have Facebook pages with more than 1,000 fans. Yea, that’s right, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first place I think of when it comes to all things Wall Street and financial matters. Well, OK; actually I think of oil wells, steaks still on the hoof, toll turnpikes, and Indian Tribes. Weren’t the Indians supposed to own Oklahoma? You remember, right before they discovered oil bubbling to the surface in pools, then came the oil and land rush. Anyway, back to the Wall Street fiascoes. It seems that they are a strange brew mixing retread 1960s revolutionaries and students and current revolutionaries. They have a small but vocal segment decrying the Jewish bankers, the requisite blame George Bush and the Republicans, and a vast number who do not seem to have any idea other than it is the happening place to be. Brings back memories, not very nice ones, but memories.

The United Nations is rounding out the Wall Street protesters by bringing even more crazies to New York for the annual opening of the new General Assembly session where we get to hear from every little dictator how Israel and the United States are destroying their country and denying them from achieving progress and steeling their wealth. We can expect wild cheers for the likes of Mahmoud Abbas as he blames Israel for all the world’s ills and the United States for destroying Israel so there can be a Palestinian state, the same Palestinian Arab State the Arabs League refused to accept right before they attacked the nascent state of Israel with six or seven Arab countries’ armies; and somehow managed to lose. He was even outdone by our annual favorite, Iranian midget Ahmadinejad and his usual rant against the gross unfairness of the world that the United States has nuclear weapons and Israel exists and it is so unfair that Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons to remove Israel from the map, yet. At least this year we were spared the dapper appearance of Colonel Gadhafi with the latest style in neo-modern military tyrannical attire. Meanwhile, the result this year will be the great debate on how to address the Palestinian demand for statehood. This show will be a three ring circus, the United Nations Security Council as one ring, the United Nations General Assembly as another ring, and the Quartet meeting throughout Europe as the last ring. The big question is which one will have the little car with the forty clowns streaming out of it?

Then there are the Republican pre-primary spasms as the electorate is polled from week to week to determine who has suffered and survived the week with the least gaffs drawn out by the ever-pressing media and their round-robin game of gotcha. I think this week we have Herman Cain ascending, Rick Perry descending, and Mitt Romney still available should nobody else be found to take charge. Also, this week we had two monumental decisions, in a really big decision, Chris Christie will not be running, and on the lighter side, Sarah Palin also will not be running. Still hanging around are Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, and our favorite extremist, Ron Paul, who is starting to sound more reasonable each election cycle. No, he has not changed his message; the country is closing in on being that far gone.

Then there are the crazy little quirks in the news that we get every so often. The big problem being addressed now is the gruesome facts that approximately 3,500 fingers and other appendages are cut off each year in the United States in table-saw accidents. This is despite the fact that there exists a system that is capable of stopping a saw within thousandths of a second when it senses the saw contacting skin. The system would only cost around $100 per saw according to studies. Of course, that price is before the do-gooders get a Federal mandate requiring these systems to be installed on all future table-saws sold, then the system will jump in price to $2,500 overnight. Nothing pushes up the price faster than government regulations requiring something. Well, seems my brain has spun enough for now.

Beyond the Cusp

1 Comment »

  1. Yeah, crazy about Oklahoma. I’ve been writing about it on my site. I also posted 100 logos of Occupy Wall Street movements from across the globe. Wild times.


    Comment by jen — October 8, 2011 @ 6:04 PM | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at